- Nigeria has recorded 595 new cases of coronavirus, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced
- The latest data released by the national health agency showed that Lagos and Oyo state lead with 156 and 141 cases respectively
- With this latest confirmation, Nigeria's total infections rate has risen to 33,153 with 13,671 recoveries and 744 deaths
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The total COVID-19 infection rate in Nigeria has now surpassed 33,000 as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage throughout the world.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, July 13, announced that the country recorded 595 new cases. This brings the total number of infections in the country to 33,153 with 13,671 recoveries and 744 deaths.
The federal health agency in a tweet on its official handle at 11:39 pm disclosed that the disease spread across 20 states with Lagos topping the chart again with 156 cases while Oyo occupied the second spot with 141 cases.
The data also shows that 224 people have recovered in the last 24 hours while four people have died during the same period.
Below is the state by state breakdown of the new infections:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the NCDC has said that new evidence suggests that COVID-19 may be transmitted through the air.
The director-general of the NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this during the briefing of the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force on Monday, July 13.
He explained that before now the virus was believed to only be transmittable through droplets that emanate from the nose and the mouth and fall to the ground.
Ihekweazu, however, stated that studies of new infections show that the disease may also be airborne.
In a related development, Lagos state government has announced the closure of a laboratory in Ikoyi, where alleged illegal COVID-19 tests were being carried out.
This was disclosed in a thread of tweets on Saturday, July 11, by Gboyega Akosile, the chief press secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
He said the Lagos state ministry of health through Health Facility Monitoring And Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA), sealed a private lab located on Banana Island, Ikoyi for carrying out COVID-19 tests without the required government approval.
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